Update on Oakwood golf course property

For $10,000 the Trust for Public Land purchased a 90-day option to buy Oakwood Country Club. The Trust was unable to raise the funds to purchase Oakwood within 90 days, so its option expired at the end of October. The Trust attempted to raise money from various sources, including the Clean Ohio Fund and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, but ran out of time.  

The Oakwood steering committee of the Severance Neighborhood Organization has decided to continue to try to purchase the Oakwood property in order to turn it into public greenspace. The organization has this clear goal in mind, and the first step is a letter-writing campaign to the director of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Letters apparently have more impact, but an e-mail is great, too. His contact information is: Brian Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cleveland Metroparks, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH, 44144;bmz@clevelandmetroparks.com.

Please contact him as soon as possible and ask him to save this wonderful green space and turn it into a Metropark. Questions? Call 216-381-5356 or e-mail sno@heightssno.org.

Fran Mentch is President of Severance Neighborhood Organization.

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Volume 3, Issue 12, Posted 11:44 PM, 11.24.2010